Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Orange Red-Orange
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Aug 12, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
I've not been particularly crazy about phlox in the past; Orange Perfection is the first one I've planted in quite awhile. This is the second year . It has been mildew resistant and blooms nicely. I agree the color is not a true orange, but it's bright and I find it pleasing.
On Jul 22, 2011, gromet from Warrenville, IL wrote:
Orange Perfection seems to mean that the color orange shows up when conditions are perfect. Does perfect mean just full sun, or is there something else I can do with soil. Maybe more fertilizer/water? less fertilizer/water? I will appreciate any help because I would really like those orange flowers for an upcoming wedding. :o)
On Aug 6, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
I have to wait to see if this phlox gets bigger in time. Has not in the first year.Doesn't seem to have a lot of problems with the mildew . It is the last of my phlox to bloom . Started the other day with one. It is a pretty color and I am glad that it actually is some sort of orange....Hope to be pleased next year..